Job Opportunities in Asia and Pacific

World Vision has the privilege to partner with communities in 18 countries in the Asia and Pacific region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.

World Vision also has fundraising (Support) offices located in: Australia, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. To pursue career and internship opportunities with one of our fundraising (Support) offices in the Asia and Pacific region, visit: World Vision Fundraising / Support Offices

Job Locations

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

World Vision Development Foundation

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Position Purpose:

The position of Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be expected to lead in Monitoring and Evaluation efforts and to support the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), and cooperative agreement. The grant will fund technical assistance project in Asia to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work. Project outcomes include: (1) improved enforcement of the legal framework and/or policies pertaining to child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work; (2) improved assistance services for victims of child labor and/or forced labor; and (3) strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in addressing child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

Major Responsibilities:

Planning

  • Develop the overall framework for grant M&E in accordance to the design document and donor requirements

  • Identify the core information needs of grant management, partners, and funding agencies; Participate in development of the annual work plan and budget, ensuring alignment with technical strategy

  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by engaging primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities

Pre-Implementation

  • Conduct readiness assessment: the incentives at the system level, the beneficiaries and existing capacity

  • Keep abreast of developments in grant/program changes and progress in order to advise and recommend tools and strategies to increase program performances and results.

  • Identify the requirement for collecting baseline data, prepare terms-of-reference for and arrange the conduct of a baseline survey, as required.

Implementation/Execution

  • Oversee and execute M&E activities with particular focus on results and impacts as well as in lesson learnt

  • Undertake regular visits to the field to support implementation of M&E and to identify where adaptations might be needed

  • Clarify and/or facilitate process for monitoring and evaluations of sub-grantees

  • Identify the need and draw up the ToRs for specific studies; Recruit, guide and supervise consultants or organizations that are contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for evaluating grant effects and impacts

  • Perform regular field visits to ensure the quality of data collected by Programs and to verify the accuracy of reported data

Reporting

  • Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project reports, inception reports, and ad-hoc technical reports.

  • Prepare consolidation progress reports for grant management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks in the project implementation, and providing specific recommendations

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses in existing data collection and management systems and propose solutions to improve knowledge management activities

  • Draft tools and their revisions as well as data collection procedures (eg. logical framework, project performance tracking, indicators, data flow chart, M&E manuals)

Capacity Building/Continuous Learning

  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyse, document and disseminate lessons learned

  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications of future action. If necessary create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.

  • Monitor the follow up on evaluation recommendations

  • Support project/program staff on ways to properly document, organize and capture program progress

  • Facilitate, act as resource person, and join, if required any external supervision and evaluation missions

  • Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for grants staff, implementing partners, local organizations and primary stakeholders with view of strengthening local M&E capacity

  • Network with external and WV internal partners to promote learning and achieve M&E excellence

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in statistics, demographics, public policy, international development, economics, or related field such as Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Management or Social Science

  • Advanced certification in M&E, statistics, or economics preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in a senior M&E position responsible for implementing M&E activities of international development projects.

  • 2-3 year experience in monitoring grants

  • Three years of field-based M&E experience

  • Experience in strategic planning and performance measurement, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, and developing M&E and performance monitoring plans.

  • Experience developing reporting tools, including in Microsoft Excel.

  • Experience developing and refining data collection tools.

  • Experience with data quality assessments and oversight.

  • Experience managing and providing ongoing training to M&E field officers.

Expertise:

  • Proven success in designing, implementing, and operating project M&E systems from project initiation to closeout stages.

  • Ability to facilitate and serve as a project liaison for externally-managed evaluations.

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Facilitation skills

  • Good communication skills

Work Environment: Estimated 25% travel to the field activities required

Engagement and Partnership Specialist

World Vision Development Foundation

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title: ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIP SPECIALIST

Position Purpose:

The position of Engagement and Partnership Specialist will be expected to lead and build strategic relations with the host government, regional and local policy bodies, regional and local civil and non-governmental agencies and support the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), and cooperative agreement. The grant will fund technical assistance project in Asia to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work. Project outcomes include: (1) improved enforcement of the legal framework and/or policies pertaining to child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work; (2) improved assistance services for victims of child labor and/or forced labor; and (3) strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in addressing child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure donors technical approaches and strategies are known by the NO leaders and influence NOs strategies.

  • Ensure technical approaches and modules (as per LEAP 3) are designed to meet WV’s ministry goals as well as donors sector strategies. Work with programme and GAM Leads to utilize evidence from technical approaches/experiences to influence internal and external stakeholders.

  • Participate in or lead NGOs technical or sector specific working groups at national and regional levels to influence national government and donor development strategies.

  • Provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of grant strategies, standards and tools in the technical area.

  • Provide technical expertise to grant staff and stakeholders, including needs assessments, program design, start-up, phase-in, phase-out, communications, reporting, monitoring and evaluation activities and ad-hoc needs.

  • Develop reporting and evaluation processes for performance management of grant

  • Ensure grant implementation standards meet or exceed donor expectations and provide expertise for the program development, if required.

  • Lead, participate in, or facilitate assessments, surveys or evaluations as necessary for risk management, standards setting, policy formation and program development, and achievement of programme objectives.

  • Conducts occasional field visits in accordance with the monitoring and evaluation plan and in coordination with other Grants program team officers contributing to the implementation and review of effective monitoring, review and activities for program against agreed project deliverables.

  • Ensures the application of results-based management (RBM) standards and agreed upon indicators

  • Collaborate with SO IPG teams and Regional and National Offices to develop and conduct training in program methodologies and concepts, including program design, monitoring and evaluation, if required.

  • Encourage and facilitate the documentation of best practices and lessons learned, directed toward multiple audiences, to influence policy formation, develop capacity and foster professionalism.

  • Identify and communicate program quality concerns early to ensure swift resolution; escalate program quality concerns appropriately to CoP and other key stakeholders

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Education: Bachelors and/or a Master’s degree in any related field

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a consultative/advisory position responsible for building partnerships of public and/or private organizations to achieve common goals, identify institutional problems and challenges, develop focused strategies, lay out actionable plans and recommendations, and define and identify roles and responsibilities.

  • Proven success in partnering with different stakeholders, with the significant ability to develop networks, build alliances, and collaborate across boundaries to build strategic relationships and achieve common goals.

  • Proven success in negotiating, with an ability to build consensus and gain cooperation from others to obtain information, provide resources, and accomplish goals.

  • Experience in effective public speaking and advocacy, with the significant ability to explain issues to diverse audiences, advocate for solutions, and build consensus around a proposed plan of action and a set of deliverables.

  • Proven success in facilitating meetings among a wide range of stakeholders, with the significant ability to align different sets of interests, identify common goals, develop agreed-upon next steps and deliverables, define and identify roles and responsibilities, and hold stakeholders accountable.

  • Demonstrated experience in, and knowledge of, capacity building, child labor, forced labor, and/or acceptable conditions of work.

  • Experience and familiarity with USDOL reporting requirements

  • Broad 3-5 year experience in the technical area/s

  • Demonstrated successful experience implementing grant-funded programs

  • Field-based international NGO work experience or program leadership, with a minimum of 3 to 5 years total development experience.

Expertise:

  • Fluency in English is required and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country

  • Applicants for the cooperative agreement for Asia: Knowledge of ASEAN labor frameworks preferred.

  • Strong design, monitoring and evaluation skills preferred

  • Strong track record in government and multilateral grant acquisition

Project Director - ILAB USDOL

Position Title: Project Director

Position Purpose:

The position of Project Director will be expected to lead and provide strategic leadership to the anticipated Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL, or the Department), cooperative agreement that will fund technical assistance project in Asia to strengthen the capacity of governments to address child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work. Project outcomes include: (1) improved enforcement of the legal framework and/or policies pertaining to child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work; (2) improved assistance services for victims of child labor and/or forced labor; and (3) strengthened partnerships to accelerate progress in addressing child labor and/or forced labor, and violations of acceptable conditions of work.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage proactive and responsive relationship with grant donor in close collaboration with World Vision National Office staff

  • Direct and oversee grant implementation, ensuring that all strategic objectives are met through proper design, staffing, implementation and quality assurance

  • Research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals, if second phase of the grant or cost extension is planned

  • Supervise a team of senior level international and national staff with skills across a diverse set of technical areas

  • Ensure proper technical capacity of staff to manage complex donor-funded projects

  • Lead grant staff and short-term consultants

  • Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor requirements

  • Manage grant/project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to donors and SO staff.

  • Ensure grant/project expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact

  • Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees

  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Participate, lead NGO – donor forum to represent WV, the project, and seek cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

  • Escalate grant management issues early and openly; resolve grant management issues quickly and fully.

  • Provide spiritual leadership to the grants team. Attend and participate in weekly chapel services and daily devotional meetings.

  • Serve as primary liaison to US Department of Labor, local and national governmental authorities, local NGOs, community organizations, Facilitate learning of best practices on program’s technical areas.and other donor organizations.

  • Provide vision and strategic technical leadership for the project.

  • Close cooperation with NO GAM lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration within the NO GAM Unit on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements

  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donor.

Person Specification

Education:

Master's degree in related field or equivalent qualifications in grant management and a technical field in developing countries

Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years professional experience in project management, supervision, administration, and implementation of cooperative agreement and/or contract requirements (including meeting deadlines, achieving outcomes, establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, and overseeing the preparation and submission of required reports to donor agencies).

  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a leadership role for a project addressing capacity building.

  • Demonstrated experience working on issues of child labor, forced labor, and/or acceptable conditions of work.

  • Experience of leading large and diverse teams

  • Experience in leading and managing large grants in a complex environment.

  • Experience as a CoP/PD or senior expert advisor required

  • Experience managing sub grants and contracts under grants for complex projects

  • Experience in managing inter-agency consortiums is preferred

Expertise:

  • Fluency in English and the relevant other UN language, if it is officially used in the country

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor

  • Demonstrates ability to maintain working relationships with all project stakeholders,and engages in coalition building and public-private partnership promotion.

  • Applicants for the cooperative agreement for Asia: Minimum of two years of experience living and/or working in Asia.

  • Proven ability to manage technical assistance teams

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably DOLand/or other funding agencies

  • Keen understanding of the unique political dynamics of the country and ability to work carefully and collaboratively to maintain productive relationships with the various government entities in (country of the grant)

  • Proven ability in the management of large integrated grant-funded projects in developing countries

  • Familiarity with DOL programs, their history and their development; mastery of donor regulations governing such programs

  • Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills

Work Environment: Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required

Corporate Solutions Coordinator

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

VACANCY – CORPORATE SOLUTIONS COORDINATOR

Location: Colombo

Job Profile

The main role of the ‘Corporate Solutions Coordinator’ is to coordinate and provide support to both the Director – CS and the overall CS Department and contribute towards maintaining high quality and consistency when providing support to other WVL client departments.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the primary point of contact on matters pertaining to the Director – Corporate Solutions (CS)

  • Communicating accurate information in a timely manner.

  • Supporting to meet deadlines with the smooth flow of information within the CS division as required.

  • Facilitate and support the CS division and the department units to perform better with their work plan

  • Compile and prepare reports, presentations and correspondence and meeting deadlines.

  • Organize events, conference and training plans for the CS division.

  • Coordinate with zonal level offices for collection of information to compile national reports (ICT /

Procurement / Admin and Logistics).

  • Maintain confidentiality and plan action on issues addressed to Director CS.

  • Handle letters / inquiries from external parties and support the Director CS to do the course of action and

to response.

  • Manage annual CS Calendar and coordinate with all departments every quarter to get the training schedules.

Requirements

  • A Degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification in any other related field.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a demanding environment and adapt to rapidly changing

contexts and multi-tasking.

  • Excellent planning and organizing skills with ability to meet deadlines.

  • Excellent command of Microsoft Office package including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • A minimum of 01 years’ experience in a similar position.

  • Excellent reading, writing and oral communications skills (English is essential, trilingual preferred).

  • Good experience /knowledge in management, logistics, financial management and related fields.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically if the need arises.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 27th May 2019

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Advocacy Manager - Bangladesh Refugee Response

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead the efforts of the World Vision Bangladesh Refugee Crisis Response (BRCR) to advocate for the rights and needs of children and their families.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Build, staff and resource Advocacy unit to meet response needs.

  • Develop and implement the Advocacy strategy in conjunction with key stakeholders.

  • Write and produce advocacy materials on critical issues, updating as context changes.

  • Produce policy briefs and decisions to highlight gaps in the response environment to achieve required national and international changes.

  • Identify and engage partners (internal and external) and coalitions to support effective child-focused advocacy.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A post-graduate degree or equivalent in human rights, development studies, international relations or a relevant field.

  • Minimum five years’ of demonstrated progressive experience of advocacy work within the international humanitarian sector, preferably related to refugee populations.

  • Proven track record of coordinating multi-faceted and complex projects related to policy change, including ability to anticipate issues, develop pro-active solutions, follow-up and meet deadlines and deliverables.

  • Proven ability to coordinate across multiple stakeholders with sensitivity to the political and policy dynamics, and familiarity with multilateral and bilateral partners in humanitarian aid

  • Superior writing and communications skills. Ability to compile and synthesize complex material and to research, write, edit and produce top-quality professional policy briefs, messaging, research documents and reports delivered on deadline.

  • Consultative and collaborative approach; comfort working across a large, complex international NGO on challenging policy issues

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering analysis and evidence-based advocacy, preferably in complex emergencies.

  • Proven management and capacity-building skills.

  • Strong interpersonal, representation, and negotiation skills.

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding of social and political environment.

  • Ability to navigate difficult advocacy conversations sensitively and confidently. 
Ability to work effectively under pressure in difficult, insecure and stressful conditions—both independently and as a team player.

  • Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Proven understanding of Humanitarian Principles.

  • Familiarity with international law and rights, including human rights, children’s rights, refugee law, and international humanitarian law.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Ability to maintain performance despite intense workload and work pace.

  • Committed to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Computer skills.

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Financial and program management skills.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Response Office based

  • Travel: 25% travel to refugee camps required.

  • On call: 80% (This is an emergency response.)

  • Willingness to travel and work extensively, sometimes at short notice, in difficult places and under long hours, according to a results-based approach.

Grants Finance Manager - Bangladesh Refugee Response

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To ensure grant budgets are appropriate, that grant financial reports are accurate and timely and that Response complies with donor requirements; assist with overall program budgeting and ensure operational plan is funded.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Grants Finances well planned and managed:

  • Facilitate grants budgets and Cash flows preparations/reviews and provide relevant feedback to projects/grants managers on time.

  • Develop and implement grants tracking/monitoring system/tools which will support project managers/coordinators in ensuring that projects are spending in line with approved budgets and timeline. Alert management to irregularities,

  • recommend re-negotiation as required.

  • Provide technical support in the development of projects proposals with a view of advising on key strategic financial implications as per Field Finance Manual (FFM), Donors requirements and response cost structure.

  • Monitor response projects funds through Project Budget & Actuals Database (PBAS) and communicate changes to projects, operations and finance director as appropriate.

  • Create and update projects planned budgets & requests in myPBAS in line with approved budgets and follow up the approval of the same with respective Support Offices (SOs).

Office in Compliance with WVI Policies, Donors’ Regulations and reduced Grants Risk Exposure:

  • Implement appropriate financial systems and controls to avoid significant audit risk rating for response grants.

  • Ensure grants adequate preparation for both external and WV Global Center audits.

  • Develop tools and institute procedures which will facilitate response management in monitoring and in the following up of audit recommendations implementation by projects management.

  • Participate in the response purchase committee to ensure grants & financial compliance.

  • Maintain the response grants risk profile, complete with risk library and risk register in line with Enterprise Risk Management framework. Report and advise leadership on risk reduction and mitigation strategies.

Staff Capacity built for effective Grants Implementation:

  • Facilitate program/response non-finance staff in understanding and interpretation of financial statements and policies.

  • Appraise performance of grant finance officers/accountants and other supervisees to identify performance gaps and devise ways of upgrading their competencies in line with P&C manual.

Financial Accountability, accurate and timely reporting of all Grants ensured:

  • Ensure timely preparation and submission of all monthly, quarterly and annual projects/grants financial reports to response leadership, WV Financial Reporting database and donors/Support Officess.

  • In collaboration with grants officers/accountants, review all grants related financial transactions to ensure that they are within the approved scope of project activities and donor requirements and that they are in compliance with the

  • financial procedures and FFM requirements.

  • Ensure that all LDRs for all response staff are properly and timely prepared and approved.

Strong Leadership and Oversight to Grants Finance Team provided:

  • Strategic leadership for the team members for effective & efficient grants management.

  • Participate in finance and grants management team meetings and represent grants finance unit.

  • Supervise the work of grants finance officers/accountants.

  • Adhere to WV key policy documents – mission, core values, and covenant of partnership.

  • Develop good network with partner agencies.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Must have at least a Bachelor or Master’s degree in relevant field.

  • At least 3 years of practical experience in humanitarian related work in a management role.

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership, people management, coaching, mentoring, and team building skills.

  • Strong problem identification, analytical and solving skills.

  • Strong competency in proposal & report writing, monitoring and budgeting skills.

  • Experience working with communities and local governments, INGOs, donors (Particlularly USAID, UN, DFID, EU, GAC, DFAT) and other key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members in a cross-cultural environment.

  • Demonstrates cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, emotional maturity and physical stamina. Ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context.

  • Ability to live and work in difficult remote areas and travel extensively.

  • Ability to maintain performance despite intense workload and work pace.

  • Committed to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Computer skills

  • Working knowledge of programs/projects cycle management.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all staff and other key partners.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Financial and program management skills.

  • Human Resource skills.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: Field Office based

  • Travel: 20 % Domestic/international travel may be required.

  • On call: 10%

  • Willingness to travel and work extensively - sometimes at short notice, in difficult places and under long hours - according to a results-based approach

Co-ordinator - Guest Relations and Administrative Support

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

VACANCY- Coordinator - Guest Relations and Administrative Support

Location- Colombo

JOB PROFILE

The position holder is responsible to monitor and coordinate all business related to Air Travel/Visa arrangements of the organization, perform the day to day processing of accounts payable requests of procurement, monitoring of all utility bill settlements, coordinating all lease/rent agreements & administration related information availability for management needs.

Further to provide extended support to the team as a standby figure and backup person to reception desk and other support service requirements.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Be the focal person to monitor and coordinate all business guest visits and air travel arrangements ofthe organization

  • Co-ordinate with Admin Assistants & Reception for housing appropriate office arrangements, availability of office/utility supplies, event arrangements/support to ensure proper and effective work-floor, setup

  • Oversee the supply of all utility and outsourced services at WVL Colombo office

  • Liaise internally with all offices and relevant managers to renew the lease agreement and/or enter into new agreements for new premises and maintaining them with due care.

  • Discharge of duties at the reception/front office when necessary

  • Carry out Annual Insurance Survey and Carbon Footprint survey

  • Facilitate event management/hosting needs if requested/required

  • Maintain the office supply & stationary inventory handling and petty cash float if required

  • Attend to any other duties assigned by the Manager –Admin or Corporates Solutions Management.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • A Diploma level or more Professional qualification from a recognized institute or university preferably with training/practical experience in a vibrant commercial environment

  • Knowledge and experience on VISA & Air Travel processing is an advantage

  • Two years’ work experience in an administration role

  • Knowledge of office systems, including experience with computer applications (e.g. word processing, spread sheet, database management) required

  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral (English essential/ Trilingual added advantage)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Computer literate and fluent in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, email and internet

  • Ability to travel when needed

  • Self-motivated, capable of working without direct supervision and ability to work under pressure

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 27th May2019

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Administration Officer - General Services

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

VACANCY - ADMINISTRATION OFFICER – GENERAL SERVICES

Location: Colombo

Job Profile

The Purpose of this Position is to provide a wide range of administration support services to World Vision Lanka Colombo office, ensuring a safe, clean and secured office environment and housing appropriate facilities and services on a daily basis.

Major Responsibilities

  • Being the prime person to monitor all maintenance and up-keeping of the building premises, equipment, cleaning, janitorial and safety/security arrangements in the premises

  • Providing administrative support for;

-All VISA/Work permits, board papers are received with required approvals, signatures, renewals on time

-Positive business relationships with all stakeholders

-Well-coordinated with Administrative and Logistic coordinator/assistant for ensured service delivery on daily basis

-Timely clearance and delivery of detained parcels at Customs receiving necessary approvals (Temp. VAT, Customs Approvals)

-Internal/external postal mails are delivered on time,

  • Manage and distribute all supplies with optimal stock levels and good stewardship

  • Oversee for an uninterrupted and efficient supply of all utility and outsourced services

  • Monitor and ensure proper functioning of power plants (Generator/Solar system), Sewerage cleaning system, waste water system, lighting & Air conditions, water supply etc.

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • Diploma or equivalent qualification in office management/administration and general maintenance

  • Two years’ work experience in office maintenance and house keeping

  • Knowledge of office systems, including experience with computer applications (e.g. word processing, spreadsheet, database management) required.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Sinhala and/or Tamil

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Closing Date: 27th May 2019

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

VisionFund - Regional Insurance Lead, Asia

*Preferred position location: Myanmar. Other locations to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Asia where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

VisionFund commenced a strategic initiative to use insurance tools and techniques to help create financial safety nets for the poor. This then prevents them from falling back into poverty when shocks occur. This initiative will also help us reach more poor clients in rural and higher risk environments by creating the confidence to lend in these areas to improve their livelihoods.

This role will be the pivot point for the development of practical financial safety nets across Asia and connecting with the wider global initiatives. Therefore this the role will involve interaction with climatologists, economists, donors, insurance, IT specialists at technical and senior management levels within VisionFund and as well as outside ; but far more importantly it requires the cultural sensitivity and practical mindset to help develop solutions for the poor that work for them in their context.

The work will involve strong project management and co-ordination of many stakeholders as well as highly technical design of insurance solutions. The successful candidate will drive pragmatic implementation of insurance solutions into VisionFunds operations to create affordable financial safety nets for the borrowers. The role involves facilitation of experts towards practical conclusions, making the case for change to senior colleagues and developing persuasive approaches to bring staff and clients along.

This role will also be responsible for proposing designs of insurance projects. The job will be responsible for expanding innovative approaches to insurance services for VisionFund Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) in the region.

The role reports to the Regional Head of Asia and the Global Insurance Director. There will also be extensive reporting required to other stakeholders such as Partners.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Integration of insurance within MFIs:

  • Enhance awareness of potential for all insurance products within Asia MFI leadership.

  • Develop and then ensure a smooth implementation and integration of the insurance activities into VisionFund’s existing operations.

  • Advise and specify teams’ skills for all kinds of insurance business management.

  • Make the case for change to senior stakeholders and take staff and clients along the implementation journey to make the offering of insurance products cost effective and efficient, leveraging the existing administrative processes in the MFIs.

Insurance business growth and product development in Asia/Lacro:

  • Put together measures that would coordinate the analysis of the insurance client needs in the rural branches.

  • Drive business case analysis for different insurance product types within MFI.

  • Ensure quality product design of insurance products within the MFI.

  • 1st Approver of all insurance related service providers/provisions and insurance products in all MFIs in Asia. 2nd Approver is Global Insurance Director.

  • Ensure insurance product design activities within VFI bring to a practical and cost effective conclusion by gathering qualitative and quantitative data.

  • Through MFIs gather intelligence and ensure circulation of briefs on Asia insurance developments for clients to VFI global region and MFIs.

  • Interact effectively with a very diverse range of stakeholders serving to deliver insurance products.

  • Record and keep custody of input from highly technical specialists e.g. Professors of climatology & agricultural economics, senior insurance specialists and senior development & resilience specialists to develop solution options for MFIs.

  • Ensure inputs from other specialists is driven towards practical solutions that will work for VisionFund and for the poor.

Advocacy:

Build high net worth corporate relationships that enable:

  • advocating in the Asia region for the benefits that insurance products for VisionFund would bring to the clients of the MFIs, effective underwriting of the insurance products e.g. reinsurance relationships or agro-related companies.

  • Be responsible for ensuring insurance project design and scope is meeting the needs of the donors for project control, reporting and evidencing.

  • Be the 1st Approver of all insurance components for donor requests and project designs for insurance related projects to donors that support the VisionFund insurance program development.

Reporting:

  • Reports for VisionFund global, regional.

  • Assist local management to report to their boards on key insurance projects.

  • Be responsible for quality reports for Insurance program/project implementation within MFI and VFI Responsible for Calculation, verification and quality of Insurance claims submitted to insurance partners in region.

  • Responsible for quality of data and documents used in insurance process used in region.

Training

  • To contribute and provide imputs for training curriculum for MFI staff in charge of Insurance.

  • To conduct and deliver trainings for MFIs Staff who deal with Insurance.

  • To identify talent and potential successors for this role, among MFI staff. Coach them and identify right trainings and stretch assignments for their development.

  • To provide imputs for developing trainings to raise awareness of insurance among clients in Asia.

  • To conduct and deliver various types of insurance trainings to insurance clients.

  • To develop required training about characteristics of insurance products in accordance with regulators’ requirements and deliver it to clients.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • A minimum of under-graduate level education in mathematics or business or finance or international development.

  • Trained in project/program management (preferably in a grant funded context) or experienced manager with a proven track record in project delivery in developing countries.

  • Significant professional knowledge of microfinance and micro insurance.

  • Knowledge of personal lines insurance such as life and health.

  • Excellent understanding of core banking systems.

  • Strong report writing skills.

  • Highly numerate, proficient in the use of spreadsheet models.

  • Good inter-personal and cross-cultural skills to cope with a very diverse stakeholder group9.

  • The role requires hands on experience in microfinance and ideally in microinsurance specialized in personal lines (health, life, personal accident).

  • Proven ability to influence senior leaders regarding products and business plans.

  • Experience of microinsurance products in both development and operation.

  • Experience of the implementation of new microfinance products.

  • Hands on experience of dealing with microfinance clients.

  • Track record of successful project implementations.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Membership of an insurance based professional body would be an advantage.

  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject is preferred, or equivalent experience/knowledge gained in a work situation e.g. as an Economic development specialist or Microfinance professional.

  • Matrix management experience.

  • An insurance specialist with experience of running grant financed development projects.

  • Track record of donor-funded project implementation.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

  • The position is based in Asia.

Business Partner - Organisational Learning and Development (HR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 35 development and relief programmes in 20 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Business Partner – Organizational Development and Learning(HR)

Location – Colombo

Job Profile

Manages, designs, recommends and implements policies and procedures relating to change management, organizational development and learning. Facilitates implementation of appropriate change management initiatives associated to support organizational transition activities and to increase employee engagement.

Provides effective P&C consultancy, guidance, technical and administrative expertise on all HR business processes to Colombo Office Departments. Drives the P&C Strategy in the Colombo Office (departments) and partners with relevant Colombo office Senior Leadership and HODs in support of implementing overall strategic business objectives of their respective departments.

Major Activities

Organizational Learning and Development

  • Advise and co design on training/development solutions to already Identified/diagnosed performance gaps through Performance evaluations.

  • Recommend meaningful and relevant, employee and manager for training and development activities that link to company goals and objectives and meet the needs of managers to face change.

  • Align and implement the Talent Management & Succession Planning process to ensure an integrated means of identifying, selecting, developing and retaining top talent within the organization.

  • Lead and monitor Performance Management Process and methodology to ensure fair reward and recognition, boost engagement and productivity, create development strategies and ensure work place clarity.

NO (Colombo Office) – Business Partner

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of people programs, policies and procedures and make recommendations to P&C and Colombo Office leadership.

  • Partner with the client leadership team to resolve compensation, benefits, and OP- HRIS and job evaluation issues.

  • Analyze trends using statistical and qualitative data to recommend initiatives to maximize employee engagement, productivity and retention.

  • Administer all staffing requirements for the Colombo Office and respond timely to inquiries around compensation, benefits, and employee relations.

  • Advise client leadership on potential legal compliance and liability issues and ensure WVL is complying with employee related legislative and regulatory requirements.

Change Management

  • Design, structure and lead change management approach and methodology for the people side change caused by projects and change efforts. (Project start ups and closures).

  • Develop a change management strategy based on a situational awareness of the details of the change and the groups being impacted by the change.

  • Identify potential people-side risks and anticipated points of resistance, and develop specific plans to mitigate or address the concerns.

  • Conduct ‘readiness assessments’, evaluate results and present findings to the management in a logical and easy-to-understand manner.

  • Develop a set of actionable and targeted change management plans – including communication plan, coaching plan, training plan and resistance management plan and work with each unit for implementation.

  • Identify resistance and performance gaps, and work to develop and implement corrective actions Establish parameters to measure the early adoption, effective utilization and proficiency to new change initiatives for individual employees as well as groups or departments.

  • Create and enable reinforcement mechanisms and celebrations of success.

  • Collaborate with project teams and relevant departments to integrate change management activities into the overall project plan.

Employee Engagement

  • Employee Engagement - Review and advice on Our Voice change plans for all staff.

  • Employee Recognition Program - implement appropriate recognition programs.

  • Develop a plan to apply for the status of ‘Great Place to Work’ for WVL.

  • Be the liaison between WVL and bodies such as IPM (Institute of Personnel Management), AHRP (Association of Human Resource Professionals) to coordinate the application.

  • Introduce to promote employee value proposition in the business communities.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Organizational Development, Training and Development, Change management, or any relevant field.

  • Professional certifications on Change Management, Organizational Leaning and development will be an added advantage.

  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.

  • Strong organizational, facilitation, interpersonal and cross cultural skills.

  • Strong administrative skills and has an eye for details.

  • Excellent inter-personnel relationship skills.

  • Willing to go the extra mile when required.

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Excellent active listening skills.

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change effort.

Proffered Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience implementing organizational design processes and programs within an organization.

  • Minimum 5 years of management experience including working with and presenting to all leadership at all levels of the organization.

  • Implementation experience that includes multiple key components of a change management strategy (e.g., stakeholder management, communication, change impact assessment, change readiness assessment, culture change, training, organization design, etc.).

  • Must be positive, authentic, solution-oriented team player with a good sense of humor.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as and when needed.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.

Research Officer

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 working in relief and development projects in 20 districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and are committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for thirty five years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our journey of caring.

Research Officer

Location: Based in Colombo with travel

JOB PROFILE

The position will develop a solid evidence base through research that feeds into organizational strategy and programming decisions making processes in ensuring World Vision Lanka(WVL) adopts timely changes to strategic priorities & program design based on evidence based research findings . The position will generates learning through well designed research studies and in bringing knowledge and expertise to the organization through collaborations with external research institutions and other stakeholders and from external knowledge sources. Assist technical programmmes by providing necessary learning and researching guidance

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Designs and implements research studies that feeds into organizational strategic decision making- Ensure WVL adopts timely changes to strategic priorities & program design based on evidence based research findings – 40%

  • Identify research priorities with proper rationale based on organisation strategy and past performance and issues and trends in the development sector

  • Conceptualize research themes and formulate research designs

  • Timely completion of research concepts, proposals and research project plans

  • Formulate recommendations based on the internal and external research findings

  • Device methodologies and time bound plans to ensure recommendations are adopted in to strategic and programmatic advancement

  • Ensure ethical consideration in research products to facilitate publicizing WVL research in

  • WVL adopts timely changes to strategic priorities and program designs based on evidence based research findings

  • Produce high quality research reports

High quality analysis and collaborative research work with internal stakeholders for effective technical programming and implementation of the country strategy- Increased internal stakeholder engagement in research, learning & evidence based porgramme decision making – 20%

  • Establish, build and sustains effective relationships with internal stakeholders and depart knowledge of research to them to ensure applying them in work assignments

  • Formulate appropriate methodologies for collaborative research with WV colleagues within and outside the EE&I team

  • Review literatures and analyses similar studies related to the issues

  • Develop and test appropriate tools those are essential to the research projects (such as questionnaires, structured group discussions etc.)

  • Supervise the collection and collation of both quantitative and qualitative data, including fact finding missions

  • Produce research based user friendly information to internal stakeholders

Effective management of knowledge:WVL and partnership Knowledge management processors are benefitted by WVL research initiatives &WVL learn from partnership level and external research knowledge bases – 20%

  • Create new knowledge using different development approaches and recommend alternative course of action that is needed to increase the efficiency of WVL programming and impact

  • Contributing to create new knowledge based on research outputs

  • Effective participation in information sharing and learning initiatives, such as case study and technical paper writing, conferences, and webex meetings.

  • Summarize complex information and present in accessible and user friendly ways  Maintain high quality research based information that is relevant to organization and share when and where essential

  • Utilize relevant research reports, statistical reports and other literatures in the development sector periodically

Collaboration with external research stakeholders - WVL establishes influential partnerships with leading external research institutions; both national and international-10%

  • Identify areas for collaborative research and establish partnership universities and other research institutes that focus on formulating innovative solutions development issues

  • Develop and maintain strong collaborative working relationships with WV support offices

  • Dissemination of research in national/international forums/journals

Resource acquisition through research partnerships – Grants & partnership efforts are strengthened by appropriate research and evidence bases – 10%

  • Identify potential research opportunities that are relevant to WV and find resource support from other institutions

  • Formulate research proposals and plans to secure funding to carry out researches

  • Facilitate research that provide evidences to corporate partnerships and resource acquisition departments in developing grant proposals

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • A Master degree in Social Sciences, International development, Statistics, Community Development or any relevant professional qualification with independent research work, demonstrates the capacity for critical analysis and application of specialist knowledge.

  • Minimum 05 years of experience in research in development sector

  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience design and implementing evidence based programme quality related processes within an organization

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Sinhala or Tamil.

  • Thorough understanding of the development context, preferably with experience in conducting fact-finding programs, data collation & the evaluation of field based raw data

  • Experience in networking with government/institutional donors, working in a consultancy company, an international organisation or such other entity.

  • Operational knowledge of MS Office Suite & statistical packages including SPSS, Epi etc& working knowledge of statistics and methodology for data analysis

  • Strong organizational, facilitation, interpersonal and cross cultural skills

  • Excellent inter-personnel relationship skills

  • Ability to work in a team in a cross-cultural environment

  • Willing & able to travel domestically & internationally upto 40% of the time

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

  • Excellent conceptual thinking and analytical skills

  • Excellent use of statistical packages and presentation skills

  • Self-motivated, capable of working innovatory

  • Ability to influence and contribute effectively for departmental strategic planning

  • Ability to design and execute a facilitation process with appropriate and relevant facilitation tools

  • Ability to get consensus and collaboration across many business units; ability to explain complex concepts in layman's language

  • Knowledge on holistic development and vulnerable context

  • A satisfactory knowledge & understanding of LEAP/TDI/ DPA standards and related DME Processes

  • Excellent knowledge about research philosophies, principles, definitions, scientific tool and techniques

  • Expert knowledge of information presentation techniques and interpret them

  • Commitment to WV's Ministry Framework, the vision, mission, core values and guiding principles

  • Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience design and implementing evidence based programme quality related processes within an organization

  • Experience with World Vision programmes will be an advantage

  • Knowledge & experience on technical sector based programs

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line application with your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

This offer of employment is made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children

Global Real Estate Regional Coordinator (Asia)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Global Real Estate Regional Coordinator responsibilities is to support the Global Real Estate team with compiling/gathering information, analyzing data, reporting, and planning around the real estate portfolio. The position will be collaborating and communicating frequently with Global Centers (GCs) Offices, National Offices (NOs), Regional Offices (ROs), Vision Fund (VF) and Support Offices (SOs) for on various real estate issues, and cross referencing real estate data with various departments to ensure validity and accuracy of the data. The outcomes of the reporting will be used to maximize value through strategic planning for consolidations and repositioning projects for owned and leased real estate.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the real estate portfolio in the assigned Region within the Real Estate Asset Management (REAM) database.

  • Responsible for keeping Global Real Estate (GRE) primary contacts current.

  • Provide REAM training and utilization with the GC’s, NO’s, RO’s, SO’s and VisonFund International (VFI) Offices users.

  • Lead major activities for the Annual Global Asset. Verification: oversees to completion all aspects of the asset verification: data collection, data analyze, data scrub and validation.

  • Collaborating and communicating daily with GC’s, NO’s, RO’s, SO’s and VFI offices for collecting, abstracting, and cross referencing RE property data, leverage REAM database to track the collection of lease documents, and monitor lease terms and critical dates.

  • Prepare reports, presentations and sharing datasets through interactive dashboards in Power BI.

  • Responsible for compiling annual hosting cost fees across the region.

  • Work with GRE in the strategic planning initiatives geared around reducing liabilities and risk for RE portfolio.

  • Provide input on the technology tools by Identifying enhancement opportunity within the REAM applications.

  • Carry out additional responsibilities and projects assigned by the manager on ad hoc basis to support the team with various GRE/CS initiatives.

  • Provide procurement support. Provision vendor set up, collaborating with Suppliers & Accounts Payable.

  • Updates REAM training manuals regularly.

  • Periodically volunteer to support corporate services with office events for all staff.

  • Attend and participate in the department’s devotions and weekly chapels.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • University/College degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Computer skills proficient use of Microsoft applications. Highly skilled in Excel and Power BI is desirable.

  • Highly skilled in all aspects of data analytics: data mining, report generation & data visualization.

  • Bilingual to read and write French (Applicable for Africa Region).

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with the ability to build rapport with staff and senior leadership. Experienced in coordination of people and projects on a daily basis.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Ability to work in cross-functional environments, as well as independently.

  • Ability to organize, plan and coordinate tasks in detail and with sense of urgency.

  • Ability to handle a high volume of work through prioritizing and project management.

  • Possess a strong interpersonal skills for effective communications (both verbal & written) with team members at all levels of management, and/or customers.

  • Ability to assess problems and challenges and identify timely solutions.

  • Database management

  • Customer Service Relations.

  • Reports and dashboard development.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • May require travel, probably up to 2 times a year.